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You must contact your legislator today!

March 29, 2017 12:41 PM | Anonymous

EMERGENCY ALERT!

You must contact your legislator today!

This Thursday morning at 8:00 a.m., the Speaker of the House is going to pass rent control, change no-cause eviction law, and require landlords to pay for evicted tenants to move.

They waited until the last minute, the week of spring break, to schedule an 8:00 a.m. hearing this Thursday to discourage us from having our voice heard. We need you to call your legislator right now and tell them you are opposed to HB 2004 and all its amendments.

The tenants union is touting a “compromise,” but there is no compromise. This is a power play to force rent control and make it even harder to evict bad people from safe neighborhoods.

Your legislators must hear from you today—prior to the Thursday morning meeting.  We can’t miss this narrow window of opportunity!

Call or e-mail immediately. This is a critical time for our industry. Together we must make our voices heard.

Log on to https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/findyourlegislator/leg-districts.html for an interactive map to find your state legislator.

Additionally, More Housing NOW! is a landlord advocacy group addressing these issues in Oregon. Visit and follow their Facebook and YouTube pages for more information and to stay informed as new developments arise:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/morehousingNOW/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrIp-EW0UJgkK6jYJYWFmPA

Thank you,

Jim Straub
ORHA Legislative Director

HB 2004 PROHIBITS landlords from terminating a month-to-month tenancy without cause, except under certain circumstances, with 90 days' written notice and payment of relocation expenses that could be upwards of $5000.

It also REQUIRES fixed term tenancies to become month-to-month tenancies on the ending date, unless the tenant elects to renew or terminate tenancy and REQUIRES the landlord to make tenant an offer to renew fixed term tenancy.

Repeals the statewide prohibition on Rent Control.

Declares emergency making it effective on passage.


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